Maine TV viewers can expect to see more political ads
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine television viewers can expect to see an uptick in political advertising for the gubernatorial race ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
The Portland Press Herald reports The Democratic Party-backed political action committee A Better Maine reported spending almost $300,000 in ads opposing Republican Shawn Moody.
The Maine Republican Party reported spending almost $150,000 on ads opposing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills.
The two sides spent lesser amounts supporting their candidates.
The latest state campaign finance reports show A Better Maine’s total overall spending is about $1.8 million, and the Republican Party committee’s to just over $650,000.
Total outside spending so far for the entire 2018 election cycle, which includes the primary, is just shy of $4 million, mostly by Democratic-backed groups.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com